How to pick things up from the floor in a wheelchair

When I was first paralysed, it was so hard to learn how to do everything again! One of most difficult tasks is learning how to pick things up from the floor. Today, I want to show you  how I learned to this, and give a few tips, too. How to pick things up from the floor [...]

By |2017-05-25T09:10:55+00:00May 25th, 2017|How do I do things, Paralysis|

How to help someone dealing with a health crisis or a difficult time

I remember very early on after coming home from the rehabilitation center and needing to adjust to life now, having a conversation with a friend. She said she was nervous visiting me in the hospital and the centre because she was never sure what to say or do. She didn't want to say something to [...]

By |2017-05-07T09:09:28+00:00May 7th, 2017|Home management, Miscellaneous, Paralysis, Parenting|

What’s up? Where did I go? A huge lesson in taking time for self care

If you aren't following along on facebook or instagram, you may have missed my announcement. The reason why it's been so quiet on here suddenly is that I was in the hospital battling what seemed to be an infection and a broken leg. It has been rough to say the least.  Life update Two Sundays [...]

By |2017-03-31T05:58:58+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Paralysis|

Paralysis: 2 years later

I'm going to start off this post with a bit of a disclaimer. It's raw, emotional, and difficult. It's about paralysis and how I have been coping. It's a struggle to portray my thoughts coherently so please bear with me.  On March 15, it will be two years. Two years since I walked. Since I [...]

By |2017-03-31T16:56:02+00:00February 21st, 2017|Paralysis|

Meet baby Natasha: Our birth story

The past two weeks, I have been largely absent from here. I have a really good excuse though - our baby girl arrived! Of course, life has become far more chaotic, beautiful, and exhausting all at once as we figure out a new routine for our family.  Welcome baby Natasha!  She's only 11 days old, [...]

By |2017-03-31T13:29:40+00:00November 21st, 2016|Infants, Paralysis, Pregnancy|

Paralysis and Pregnancy: Birth plan

Now that I am in the third trimester, I'm really happy to finally have worked out a birth plan with the help of my gynecologist and midwives! I have an incomplete spinal cord injury at the t10 level (around the belly button). For me that means that I cannot move my legs, but still have feeling below [...]

By |2017-03-31T13:33:04+00:00October 31st, 2016|Paralysis, Parenting, Pregnancy|

Baby Gender Reveal

Psst!!! I know I'm a tad bit behind in my pregnancy updates, I do want to update you guys on something fun and pregnancy related - the sex of our baby!  It's a...  We are so excited to say that baby number two is a girl! I've been having so much fun picking out little [...]

By |2017-04-01T09:15:48+00:00August 18th, 2016|Paralysis, Pregnancy|

Paralysis and Pregnancy: 14-16 Weeks

It's been a little while since I've updated you guys on the pregnancy. I'm still going to be sharing a three week update today, focusing on weeks 14 through 16. I like the little bit of lag time to be honest (I'm actually 23 weeks today!) because when the little babe gets here, I also [...]

By |2017-04-01T09:25:45+00:00July 25th, 2016|Paralysis, Pregnancy|